The Education Action Network

Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools

October 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Billions Of Federal Dollars Down The Universal Preschool Drain

Published Wed, Sep 25th, 2013   Senior Correspondent Capitol Hill Daily

We’ve been down this road of big government before. This time, Obama is trying to implement federal entitlement programs for preschool. And so far, it hasn’t worked. In fact, it still isn’t working, and…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 30, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Conference Panel: Renewing America’s Moral Heritage in Public School

Posted on21 October 2013 - The Report Card


President Theodore Roosevelt

President Theodore Roosevelt


(Editor: “Dare to Think” an educational conference on renewing an understanding of American History and Exceptionalism, will offer a…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 30, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

U.S. Senate To Put Transgenders In Classrooms?

Picture your child in a classroom full of students, when a formerly male teacher walks in as a transgendered female at the beginning of the school year. 

What would you tell your child? 

Next week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) -- a…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 29, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Michele Reagan's Kindergarten Sex Education Bill

by Overwatch1776


Lately, many of you have been forwarding video of Obama advocating sex education for Kindergartners. The video was even posted on Drudge earlier this week. (Go to Obama Agreed with mandating Sex Ed classes for Kindergartners.)  

Without a…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 29, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

Are Technology Geeks Embracing Socialism?

Published Fri, Oct 25th, 2013   Chief Political Analyst

This week I took time out from my regular schedule to swim among the geeks. I traveled to the Las Vegas Convention Center and wandered the halls of a …


Added by Harry Mathews on October 28, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments

The Painful Cost of Cyberbullying

Published Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013   Senior Correspondent

It’s no secret that times have changed since we were kids. Everything from educational practices to parenting styles to society’s expectations for children has changed. When I was growing up, kids typically teased each other –…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 28, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Philadelphia city council wants socialism taught in schools

Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools.

The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks.

“Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 27, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments


Oct. 23, 2013 dave Urbanski - The Blaze

Football players who get frustrated by their teams’ performance often react in regrettable ways.

Press-conference temper tantrums. Shouting matches with coaches. Sideline fights. Locker-room donnybrooks.

And we all know what those reactions earn for those frustrated players.

So when a junior defensive end from the Rittman (Ohio) High School football team got a composition class assignment last Friday to write a poem about…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 26, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Mass Gay Promotion Machine vs. Parental Rights

Posted on 17 October 2013 By Bill Korach - The Report Card

Gay activists in Massachusetts claim to acting on behalf of their rights as if they were fighting for a civil right cause such as racial discrimination. In fact, many gay organizations are aggressive and even reckless promoters of the homosexual lifestyle to school children. In many cases, courses promoted by organizations like The Cape and Islands Gay and Straight Youth Alliance encourage students to…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 26, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

How NOT To Argue with Parents About Common Core

Michelle Malkin | Oct 18, 2013

As an outspoken critic of the federal academic standards…

Added by Harry Mathews on October 26, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Unions oppose bipartisan effort to keep criminals out of public schools



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal lawmakers want to prevent schools from employing convicted sex offenders, kidnappers, murderers, pornographers, spouse beaters and rapists.

It’s such an obviously good idea that Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House agree on it, and passed legislation by a simple voice vote to make it the law.

But there’s one group who thinks this is a bad idea: leaders of our nation’s teachers…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments



Sixth-grade students at Eastern Wayne Middle School in North Carolina unknowingly took part in a horrifying “enrichment” lesson involving a fake masked gunman last Friday.

As students sat in class, someone in a mask reportedly rushed into the room and pretended to rob them with a fake pistol. The…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 21, 2013 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

How Do School Bonds Work?

By Chris Sherwood, eHow Contributor


  • For communities that rely on public schools for their children's education, bonds are a normal part of school life. When it comes to funding the daily operations of a school, levies are usually the main source of income. However, when a new building is needed or a school remodel is required, the district will quite often use a …


Added by Harry Mathews on October 15, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Washington Post: Columbus Was Brutal and Committed Atrocities Against Native People...Now Here's The Real Story

14 October 2013  Bill Korach The Report Card

Happy Columbus Day. You can read any number of revisionist historical smears against Christopher Columbus across America. Valerie Strauss writes in several in today’s “The Washington Post.” I am not sure what motivates so much animus against Columbus, but revisionists are so determined to trash Columbus that they will say almost anything. Ms. Stauss is so eager to belittle Columbus that her criticism is downright…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 14, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

School Districts' Insatiable Appetites

Please vote NO to the School District Property Tax Overrides and Tax Bonds.  

For more information:

Maricopa County Bond and Override Elections

Just Say No to District Overrides…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 13, 2013 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Should You Vote Yes for the 2013 Aqua Fria District Override?

October 10, 2013 Howard's Blog

Well first of all, GEOrgia Lord says to vote FOR it, so I was suspicious immediately.

GEOrgia says in her support letter that this is NOT a new tax, so your taxes will not go up.  Well, GEOrgia, as usual, is full of it. Of course this is a new tax, and if you vote AGAINST it, your taxes might go DOWN because as property values go up (which they have already, and we didn’t see GEOrgia and the city of GY lower rates did we?) you will see your taxes…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 10, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Some parents upset about a school play in which students portray sexual acts with a goat

By Victor Skinner 10-10-13

CAREFREE, Ariz. – Some parents of students at Cactus Shadows High School are outraged over a play that has students acting out sexual encounters with a goat, and using vulgar sexual expressions.


Goat blog

Other parents of students in teacher Andrew Cupo’s advanced drama class believe the concerns are overblown, and resent…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 10, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

School Outsources Grading Student Essays to India!

Posted on 08 October 2013 - The Report Card

(Editor: Our friend Diane Ravitch informs us that a charter school in Idaho actually outsourced essay reading and grading to India. Now we admit that India was under the British Raj for 300 years and many in India speak English. However good writing needs nurturing not “outsourcing.” Good writing and high educational standards are the job of the student under the…


Added by Harry Mathews on October 9, 2013 at 8:14am — No Comments

CAUTION: The Public School Districts are back AGAIN asking for a budget increase. These are officially called “Override Elections."

10-7-13 GilbertWatch

by Mickie Niland

Chandler Unified School District resident

Republican Precinct Committeeman

??Last November a solid majority of voters defeated property tax overrides in every district in Legislative District 12. Across the state voters defeated a permanent 1% sales tax increase that was advertised to supposedly fund education.

The voters sent a…

Added by Harry Mathews on October 8, 2013 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives















Harry Mathews created this Ning Network.

© 2023   Created by Harry Mathews.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service